OUR TEAM
Reno Antoniades >
Partner

Reno is Managing Partner of Lee & Thompson and a Partner in the firm’s Film & Television Group. He trained at the City firm Herbert Smith and spent the first […]

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Martyn Bailey >
Partner

  Martyn is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Martyn spent ten years as a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, […]

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James Baker >
Partner, Head of Employment

  James is a partner and head of Lee & Thompson’s Employment team.  He has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, most recently heading up the Employment team […]

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Sarah Barker >
Head of Art & Fashion Groups

  Sarah is Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Department and heads up the firm’s dedicated Art and Fashion groups. A general corporate and commercial practitioner with a […]

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Rebecca Bennis >
Trainee

  Rebecca is a Trainee Solicitor at Lee & Thompson. Rebecca began her training contract in September 2019 having joined as a Paralegal/PA in the Film & TV Department in […]

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James Beshoff >
Consultant

James (Jim) is a consultant to Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group, specialising in corporate transactional work. Jim qualified in 1986 and went onto to become equity partner in […]

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Dominic Bray >
Head of Dispute Resolution

  Dominic is a partner and heads up the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Prior to joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Dominic was a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a […]

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Mike Brookes >
Partner

  Mike is a partner at Lee & Thompson and head of the firm’s Reputation Protection Group. He is also a key member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. He […]

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Luke Carey >
Associate

Luke is an Associate within our Film & TV Group and advises on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film projects. Prior to joining Lee […]

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Fergus Carson-Williams >
Associate

  As an Associate in our Dispute Resolution Group, Fergus advises organisations and individuals on a broad range of disputes across the commercial, media and creative sectors. Fergus read Law […]

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Mark Cohen >
Trainee

  Mark is a Trainee Solicitor at Lee & Thompson.  He joined Lee & Thompson in 2017 as a Paralegal in its Film & TV Department where he assisted independent […]

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Frania Cooper >
Senior Associate

  Frania is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Frania advises clients in the publishing, sports, technology, music, film and TV industries on a broad range of […]

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Sarah Cundall >
Trainee

Sarah began her training contract in September 2018. Sarah draws on her commercial law and litigation experience from previous private practice roles in addition to her first-hand knowledge of the […]

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Leo Dawkins >
Partner

  Leo is a Partner with a varied commercial dispute resolution practice, advising clients in relation to a variety of disputes within the media, technology and creative industries, including those […]

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Chrissie Edgar >
Associate

  Chrissie is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial department where she advises on corporate mergers and acquisitions and investment deals in both the media space and also across […]

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Lawrence Engel >
Head of Music

Lawrence is a partner at Lee & Thompson and heads the firm’s highly regarded Music Group. He began his career in 1994 and joined Lee & Thompson in 2009 having […]

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Poppy Evans >
Trainee

  Poppy began her training contract at Lee & Thompson in September 2018.  Here she assists the team on a variety of matters for clients spanning the technology, media and […]

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Will Everitt >
Partner

Will is a partner in the firm’s Music Group having specialised in media and entertainment law since qualification and is a named lawyer in the Legal 500. Will’s music clients […]

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Johan Ewing >
Senior Associate

  Johan joined the firm’s Film & Television Group in 2017 and assists on all matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television production. Johan […]

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Carrie Finlay >
Senior Associate

Carrie is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Film & Television Group and works on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of television productions. A joint British/Canadian […]

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Tim Fowler >
Legal Director

  Tim is a Legal Director in the firm’s Music Group. Named as a “Rising Star” in the 2019/20 edition of The Legal 500, Tim is highly regarded by clients […]

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Dominic Free >
Consultant

  Dominic is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Before joining Lee & Thompson in 2016, Dominic was a partner at Forbes Anderson Free, a highly respected boutique […]

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Vicky Gaisford >
Associate

  Vicky is an Associate in the firm’s esteemed Film & TV Group, assisting the team in advising leading independent television producers on the development, financing and production of their […]

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Jeremy Gawade >
Consultant

  Jeremy is a consultant with over 25 years’ experience in the film and television sectors. Jeremy worked in industry, firstly as a partner in an international film and television […]

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Marek George >
Senior Associate

  Marek is a Senior Associate in the firm’s TV Group, assisting the team in advising leading independent producers on the development, financing and production of their projects. He joined Lee […]

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Sam Goodman >
Associate

  Sam read History and Politics at the University of Nottingham before completing his law conversion and LPC at BPP University. Having then trained at City firm Macfarlanes, Sam joined […]

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Efrat Gordon >
Associate

Efrat is an Associate in the firm’s Employment Group. Efrat studied Biomedical Chemistry at the University of Warwick. She is fluent in Hebrew and spent a year working abroad prior […]

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Anwen Griffiths >
Partner

  Anwen is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group. An experienced media finance specialist, Anwen is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading film, TV […]

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Freddie Hatchett >
Trainee

  Freddie is a Trainee in the Film & TV Group and currently assists on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television productions. Freddie […]

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Attila Hunter >
Associate

  Attila is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team where he acts for companies across the creative industries on both transactional and non-transactional matters. Attila joined Lee […]

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Sean Kia >
Associate

  Sean is an Associate in our Film & Television Group and advises on matters related to the financing, production, distribution and development of film and television productions. Sean brings […]

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Rebecca King >
Associate

  Rebecca is an Associate in the Film & TV Group and much of her work centres on advising financiers, producers, sales agents and distributors in relation to the financing, […]

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Robert Lee >
Consultant

Robert Lee co-founded Lee & Thompson in 1983. Since he qualified in 1972 he has been pre-eminent in his chosen field. The opening lyrics of Roxy Music’s 1972 debut single […]

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Richard Lever >
Head of Television

Richard is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Television Group, advising a diverse and extensive television client list which includes most of the UK’s leading television production companies. He […]

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Michael Lucas >
Associate

  Michael is a solicitor in our award-winning Music team where he assists clients ranging from producers and recording artists to rights companies. Michael read Law at King’s College London […]

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Liv Lyons >
Senior Associate

  Liv Lyons is a Senior Associate in the Music team. Liv joined Lee & Thompson in 2019 from Simons Muirhead & Burton where she advised an established client roster […]

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Matthew MacLachlan >
Associate

  As an Associate and Solicitor-Advocate in our Dispute Resolution Group, Matthew advises organisations and individuals on a broad range of disputes across the commercial, media and creative sectors. Matthew […]

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Damian McParland >
Associate

  Damian is an Associate in our Film & TV Group and advises on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of film and television projects. Before joining […]

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Joshua Metliss >
Legal Director

  Joshua is a Legal Director in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Group and advises businesses and individuals on corporate and commercial matters, including structuring start-ups, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder […]

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Christos Michaels >
Head of Film

  Christos is a partner and also heads Lee & Thompson’s Film sector team. He trained at magic circle city law firm Linklaters and then specialised there in international project […]

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Frankie Miller >
Trainee

  Frankie is a Trainee Solicitor at Lee & Thompson. Frankie began her training contract in September 2019 having joined as a Paralegal in the Film & TV Department in […]

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Huw Morris >
Partner

  Huw is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Marketing & Advertising Group. He joined the firm in August 2017 from a US law firm where he was head of […]

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Malcolm Murray >
Head of Corporate

  Malcolm is a partner and heads up Lee & Thompson’s Corporate & Commercial Group. He has many years’ experience advising on company, corporate, corporate finance and general commercial deals for […]

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Nicki Parfitt >
Partner

Nicki trained at the city firm Denton Hall and, after qualifying in 1993, spent two years in their media department specialising in publishing and libel law and also acting for […]

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Lizzie Payne-James >
Partner

  Lizzie is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Music Group. Lizzie read Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge and lived in Beijing as part of her course. After […]

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Fi Peet >
Associate

  Fi is an Associate in the Film & Television Group and advises on matters related to the development, production, financing and distribution of TV productions. Prior to joining Lee […]

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Lucy Pether >
Associate

  Lucy is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.  Lucy joined Lee & Thompson as a paralegal in September 2016.  During Lucy’s training contract, she has completed a six-month […]

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Oli Shipton >
Partner

  Oli is a Partner and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial Group. His practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs and businesses in the wider creative industries across the […]

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Stephen Spence >
Consultant

  Stephen is a Consultant in our Film & TV Group. He is an experienced media finance specialist and advises clients on the structuring and completion of complex financing arrangements […]

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Mark Stafford >
Partner

Mark is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Brand Protection and Digital & Technology Groups. He joined Lee & Thompson in 2006 and handles all types of contentious work […]

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Lee Stone >
Partner

  Lee joined Lee & Thompson in 2000 and now primarily advises on all aspects of the feature film and television industry. Lee’s practice is extremely diverse and his clients […]

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Lucy Strauss >
Legal Director

  Lucy is a Legal Director in the Lee & Thompson’s Corporate Group. Lucy advises on general corporate and commercial matters including structuring start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements […]

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Antony Swiatek >
Partner

  Antony is a Partner in the firm’s Film & Television Group, advising leading independent producers in connection with the development, financing and production of film and television projects. Antony […]

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Sam Tatton-Brown >
Head of Media Finance

Sam is a partner in Lee & Thompson’s Film & TV Group. He joined the firm in 2013 from Davenport Lyons where he was one of the principal partners in […]

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Emma Teichmann >
Associate

Emma joined Lee & Thompson in 2017, and is an Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Emma graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics […]

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Andrew Thompson >
Consultant

Andrew is one of the Lee & Thompson’s founding partners and today is a consultant. Since he qualified as a solicitor in 1978, his work has always focused on media […]

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James Walker >
1981 - 2019

  James tragically passed away on 30th September 2019.  He was a much-loved member of the Lee & Thompson family. He joined the firm in 2012 and was a central […]

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Julian Ward >
Head of Digital & Tech

  Julian is Head of Lee & Thompson’s Digital & Technology Group – a digital media, IP and technology lawyer with over 17 years’ experience working across the creative industries […]

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Gordon Williams >
Partner

Gordon joined the firm as a Partner in 1997 to lead its contentious practice. Representing both individual and corporate clients, he has specialised in the litigation and resolution of entertainment […]

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Sarah Williamson >
Partner

  Sarah is a Partner in our Corporate & Commercial team specialising in Digital & Technology. Sarah joined Lee & Thompson from national law firm Ashfords where she was a […]

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